Williamsburg Northside School (WNS) seeks a Library & Digital Media Specialist to provide leadership and expertise in developing a dynamic interdisciplinary program that infuses the traditional aspects of a library program alongside the growing needs of 21st Century digital media learning. The Library & Digital Media Specialist will serve students in the preschool through 6th grade, and will assist in developing the resources and programming for our growing middle school program.
All children are strong, capable individuals. Guided by this understanding, we at Williamsburg Northside welcome families into beautiful and flexible environments where children engage in independent and collaborative investigations. Our teaching community builds a unique curriculum from the children’s interests, their experiences with one another and the world in which they live. We honor authentic expression and diversity as we cultivate compassionate citizens who find joy in learning.
Develop an innovative school library media program that addresses 21st Century skills, including life and career development, learning and innovation, and information, media, and technology literacy.
Actively promote reading, information literacy skills, and information resource use through activities including book clubs, reading programs, reading initiatives, and other special school events.
Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and discerning, technologically literate, ethical users of information.
Develop and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community.
Work directly, effectively and collaboratively with primary, elementary and/or middle school students, as well as faculty and families.
Develop and maintain a collection of resources reflective of WNS curriculum, students, and teaching and learning styles.
Experience creating and maintaining a library program with a positive and welcoming environment to all students, faculty, and families.
Knowledgeable of national and state standards for information and technology literacy, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards.
Experience with basic technology, including computer operation, productivity software, and basic network knowledge.
Communication skills, including the ability to proactively collaborate with students and staff.
Enthusiastic and understanding of all students, preschool through middle school.
Commitment to professional growth and curiosity in order to improve performance and results.